2 years ago I had a series of 3 TCA-peels which I was very pleased with, except for some red streaks left on my upper lip, exactly where I had tiny wrinkles before. It looks like the TCA pooled in the wrinkles and gave me a deeper peel there. My skin became very smooth and the red streaks faded somewhat given time. A month ago I had Fraxel to help skin texture, but unfortunately Fraxel made the red streaks on my upper lip reappear - bright red again. Will IPL help this? Other suggestions?
Will IPL Help Red Marks from TCA Peel, Exacerbated by Fraxel?
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IPL and red marks
If Fraxel exaccerbated the problem, I would be relluctant to use any form of laser or light energy that produced heat to treat this. That being said, I would opt for treatment with a pulsed dye laser for redness rather than the IPL.